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Sixteen year old inventor Jack Tovey from Lancaster Royal Grammar School was this week named Young Engineer for Britain 2003. Tovey picked up the £5,000 first prize, as well as the £1,000 Arup-sponsored special prize for the best project for the built environment, for his patent-pending flood plug. The flood plug, which automatically plugs house airbricks and vents when flood waters rise (NCE 4 September), was voted the best of seven category winners. Judging took place as ...

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